Single-segment 1% run of Metroid Fusion done on September 25 2004. Available in 3 versions: low quality, normal quality, and 60fps high quality.
Author's comments: This is what we call "making speed running more difficult." Low% runs are already hard enough...single segment 1% runs require one to be a maniac to attempt.
1% runs are the most challenging runs in Metroid Fusion. Prior to attempting 1% I didn't really have that much interest in the game, but the challenge kepy me playing. After some joking went down when Wassup Dawgs Any% and 100% runs were available I basically decided to attempt this (It was a joke by Nate saying "You should definitely record a 1% single segment. Mwahahahaha!" that started everything. I don't think anyone at the time thought I would actually I was serious when I said I would).
At any rate, it wound up taking me 2 months to get through the entire game alive. There's really only a few trouble spots, but those few were enough to cause me a lot of grief, with Yakuza, Mega-X, and Nightmare topping out the list. In the end it took me 53 tries to pull it off, and exactly 2 days worth of taping.
By far the highlight of this run is my Ridley battle. I found a strategy that will keep him doing the same thing over and over, which is fairly easy to dodge. Occasionally he'll break the cycle and do something else, which he did in my battle with him when I only needed one more hit to kill him (thank god). The other major problem with him is lhe sometimes likes to dive low before starting a tail whip. Normally this is virtually impossible to avoid, I just got EXTREMELY lucky.
Also, after I defeated Nightmare the speed of the run went down by quite a decent margin. Nightmare is easily one of the most frusterating battles in the game and I wasn't about to die from something stupid in any of the Sectors, so I took it slow and careful.
I hope y'all enjoy the run. I doubt I'll ever try to improve the time any, even though I KNOW it could have easily been better. I just don't have it in me to try over and over to complete another one.